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Feb 4, 2012

Button Soaps


The other day I finally got around to making some of those cute little button soaps that I told you about on my "Journey of the Heart" post. Click on the link to find the tutorial for them!

Anyway, they turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself - and they smell terrific!! This was one afternoon of work, since I used Melt and Pour soap bases to make them. I went to town on colors and scents, which stretched out the time...plus the tedious part of making the straws stand up to make the holes (Patience my pretty!) 

In the end, I think it was worth it! What do you think?
Cedar N Saffron

Coconut Cream
Cucumber Melon
I was running out of time, so I made some of these Heart Soaps, scented them with Amaretto Eggnog (heavenly!!) and then swirled some color into it. 
I hate to waste soap, so I made a bunch of little hearts with leftover soap amounts each time I made a different scent. There's Amaretto Eggnog, Satsuma, Cedar N Saffron, Lavender, and Cucumber Melon. These are great for guest soaps or little gifts 'just because.'

I used the silicone molds that they use for baking...they work GREAT for soap. They popped out of the molds like nobody's business! This is such an easy way to make soap, you should really try it if you haven't. They make great gifts, and it's therapeutic! Did I mention that the house smells incredible? Cos..it does! Ummm-Mmmmm!

That's all for today!
Have a good night!


  1. They look good enough to eat! lol

  2. These are all adorable! TFS the link too!

  3. Oh Carmen..........they are awesome. You are so talented and obviously love to create. Very, very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  4. These soaps are so cute! I've never made soaps b4, but think I'm going to try now!!! Luv your blog. I just stumbled on it today, and have spent a lovely time roaming around. Thanks for the nice time! I'll be back!

  5. These are all so pretty and awesome gifts to give! Thanks for the great ideas!

  6. These are fantastic! I MUST learn how to do those.

  7. Those are fantastic, but I must...resist...taking...up this hobby. It looks addictive to me. I'd probably have to stop cooking just so that I could make pretty soaps, and I don't think my family would appreciate that. :)

    1. Lol...Once I get my craft room, they may never be able to find me again! Totally relate! :)

  8. Those are so cute.



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